Android’s Getting Brighter and Bubblier, and We Can’t Wait

Google made a slew of announcements at its IO developer conference this week. A whole new look for Android! New privacy features! Better smartwatch software! A friggin’ hologram booth! Some of the updates were weird, unfinished prototypes. Others are set to begin seeping into the software millions of people use in the coming weeks.

Show Notes

Read about everything Google announced here. Read Lauren’s story about Project Starline here. Read Julian’s story about Google’s Wear OS upgrades here. Read Lily’s story about Android’s new privacy features here. Read Lauren’s story about Snap Spectacles here.


Julian recommends taking some time to evaluate your desk setup so you can improve your posture and avoid injury. Mike recommends the music history podcast And Introducing and its miniseries on the book Our Band Could Be Your Life by Michael Azerrad. Lauren recommends ice cream.

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